Programme Code:
203-19040 (Full-time);
203-29040 (Part-time)

Commencement Date: 

Mid-July 2020 (Route 2)
September 2020 (Route 1)

Enquiry: 3442 5810 (Full-time)
              3442 4986 (Part-time)



BA (Hons) Public Administration and Management
Suitable for Sub-degree Holders    Contact Us  

Qualifications Framework

This programme is recognized under the Qualifications Framework.


QF Level: 5
QR Registration Number: 15/000025/L5
Validity Period : 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2022


QF Level: 5
QR Registration Number: 14/002876/L5
Validity Period : 1 June 2014 to 31 July 2022

The Housing Specialisation of the programme is recognized by CIH as a qualifying programme for CIH Chartered Membership.


About the Programme

The BA (Hons) Public Administration and Management (BAPAM) is the longest thriving non-local programme in public administration in Hong Kong.  Offered since 1995, the programme offers a broad education for sub-degree holders who wish to pursue a career in public sector, politics or have frequent interactions with these sectors.  Since 2014, a Housing Specialisation leading to the chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has been introduced, enabling sub-degree holders with appropriate background in housing to gain a professional qualification. 

BAPAM appeals to socially responsible professionals with an inquiring mind in local and global affairs.  The elective modules further develop specialised knowledge in the areas of housing, environmental issues, healthcare and China.

Introduction of De Montfort University

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a dynamic and inclusive 21st-century university, one with a proudly global outlook and history that can be traced back 150 years. Today, DMU continues to build a strong reputation, founded on proven academic excellence, a clear focus on graduate careers, and on international impact and collaboration. DMU achieved the highest, Gold-level award in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the only UK Government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education. We were placed in the top 20 UK universities for Graduate Prospects in the respected Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, a measure of how employable DMU students are on leaving university; employability is embedded into the curriculum in every faculty. DMU graduates have won Oscars, and gone on to secure great jobs with Barclays’ corporate arm, the BBC, BMW,  HSBC, NASA, Nike and others.

Every DMU student is encouraged to gain experience of the world directly. The accessible DMU Global international travel opportunities that we offer are designed to support academic study, build confidence and experience, and to give participants an advantage in the competitive world jobs market. DMU Global has taken more than 13,000 DMU students on international experiences in 65 countries.


Teaching Excellence

To date DMU has received 18 National Teaching Fellow awards, higher education’s most prestigious teaching awards. In addition to this DMU was named in the top three for teaching excellence in a preliminary study of teaching quality by the Times Higher Education magazine, 2017. These accolades demonstrate the outstanding academic commitment and quality of teaching offered here at DMU. Students benefit from a supportive environment, contemporary facilities and the opportunity to gain real-life work experience. Our valuable links with industry equip our graduates with skills and experiences desired by modern employers.


Faculty of Business and Law

The Faculty of Business and Law at DMU is a large provider of business and management education in the UK, and enjoys close links with major UK professional bodies, industry and the public sector. The Faculty has around 6,000 students studying undergraduate, postgraduate, research and professional programmes. The diverse student community includes a growing population of international students from around the world with over 100 nationalities represented in addition to many professionals studying part-time or by distance learning, both in the UK and overseas.

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Professional Accreditations

The Business School has been granted professional recognition and accreditation from many leading professional body organisations. These are a recognition of the quality of teaching that the School offers and also provides added-value benefits to our students. We are committed to career-orientated teaching and our linkages to professional bodies ensures our courses maintain edge demanded by ambitious professionals.

International Partnerships

Leicester Business School is a truly international School with over 60 nationalities represented within the student body. We have developed international partnerships and work with international experts and institutions to enrich our programmes and study experience on offer.

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This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications to reach HKQF level 5, which is equivalent to the standing of bachelor's degrees offered by local universities in Hong Kong. The degree qualification is formally recognised by the Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service.

BA (Hons) Public Administration and Management is an exempted programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (reference number 450284). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this programme may lead.